How to Hire Talent

“What’s stopping you?” – Overcoming Barriers to Hiring Tech-Skilled Immigrant Talent in Canada

By Ryan Carter, Project Lead at the Immigrant Employment Council of BC It’s no secret that immigrants are crucial to Canada’s prosperity.

Employer Tip Sheets: Onboarding Refugees

A series of tip sheets aimed to help employers in their efforts to hire, onboard and retain refugees are now available from IEC-BC.

WEBINAR – How to Assess Credentials & Screen-In New Canadians

On November 20, 2014, IEC-BC hosted a webinar on assessing credentials of new Canadians with Sarah Husain, HR Business Partner with Coca Cola and Roger Hur, Manager with International Credential Evaluation Services at BC Institute of Technology.

How to Assess and Select the Best Immigrant Talent

In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn how to assess and select the best immigrant talent.

How to Create Effective and Inclusive Job Descriptions

In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn how to create effective and inclusive job descriptions.

How to Source Qualified Immigrant Talent

In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn how to source qualified immigrant talent.

IEC-BC Webinars

IEC-BC regularly offers free webinars to provide additional learning opportunities to employers and boost their capacity to find, hire and retain skilled immigrant talent.

Assessing and Selecting of International Trained Workers

Watch this video to learn how to assess and select international trained workers provided by Canadian Foundation for Economic Education – Potential to Prosperity

How to Assess Skills and Negotiate Competencies

In this  tip sheet we provide you with some ideas on how to assess experience, skills and competencies of skilled immigrants easily and effectively.

Diversity at Work Toolkit

Find lots of great tips and advice on what to do and look for when finding immigrant talent from WorkBC’s toolkit  “Booklet 4 – Diversity at Work – Recruiting and Retaining Immigrants”.

Mastering the Job Interview Process

The Surrey Board of Trade’s HR Solutions for Immigrant Talent Series has created this  toolkit for Mastering the Job Interview Process.

Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit – Screening Applications

The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR BC & Yukon) provides a useful, printable toolkit called Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit which includes a   tips on Screening Applications.

Hiring Assessment Toolkit – Employer Guide for Hiring New Canadians and Immigrants Occupation: Underground Miner

This  Employer Guide Toolkit is one of two, designed for employers in the Mining and Oil & Gas sectors.

Immigrant-Friendly Businesses: Effective Practices for Attracting, Integrating, and Retaining Immigrants in Canadian Workplaces

This report looks at how businesses across Canada can attract, integrate, and retain immigrants and international talent.

Tips on Hiring Immigrant Talent

Now that you’ve found your immigrant candidates, how do you easily assess their resumes? Interview them? Check their references? Offer them the job?

Tips for Screening Resumes

Below are tips on screening resumes that will help in the assessment of new immigrant applications.

Assessing Professional Credentials

Why review professional credentials?

Assessing Language Proficiency

Why test language proficiency?

Assessing International Experience

Why assess international experience?

Assessing Academic Credentials

Why assess academic credential equivalency?

Assessing Resumes of New Canadians

Resumes come in all shapes and sizes, and with all sorts of different content expectations depending on what positions your candidate has held, what industries they’ve worked in, and what countries they’ve gained their experience in.

How to Conduct Culturally-Savvy Interviews

Communication Use immigrant-friendly language and allow for differences in communication styles.

What is the cost of not hiring global talent?

Build the business case for inclusion and recognize the return on investing in immigrant talent – these are just some of the recommendations from IEC-BC’s  2016 Employer Forum report, which was released on April 18.